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More than one in ten (12%) people with mental health problems are stuck on waiting lists for over a year before receiving talking treatments and over half (54%) wait over three months, reveals a new report launched by the We Need to Talk coalition. The survey of over 1,600 people…
Over half of Britain’s social workers feel they have more to give in their career in order to reach their full potential. •    Over half (52%) of social workers say they are yet to reach their full potential and have more to give at work•    Staff feel they can give…
The performance of West Sussex adult social care services is the subject of an annual report published by the council today. From 2012-2013, West Sussex county council supported more than 12,000 adults living at home with services provided or commissioned by adults’ services. The report highlights areas where progress has…
Sexual violence towards children and young people living in gang-affected areas is often seen as normal and inevitable, according to ground-breaking research carried out by the University of Bedfordshire, published today. The study into gang-associated sexual violence towards, and exploitation of, young people in England has highlighted that there are…
Care sector workers are in line for nearly £340,000 in back pay as a result of investigations by HMRC. More than 2,400 workers in the care sector were underpaid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in the last two years across the United Kingdom. Over the two-year period, HM Revenue and…
A free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people across the UK has been launched aiming to combat loneliness in the over-65s. The Silver Line provides friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. To mark the launch, the results of a new survey will be released, exploring the extent…
Single mum Rachel Sawford overcame domestic abuse and used her experience to get through four years of university to improve the lives of people in similar situations as she once was. Having completed an access course and achieving a 2.1 undergraduate degree, Rachel was shocked after a job centre advisor…
The Evening Standard has today reported increasing questions over the role of Lambeth council in the “slaves” case after claims that social workers missed “multiple” opportunities to rescue the youngest alleged victim, known as Rosie. Social services were first alerted 15 years ago, when police asked them to pursue suspicions…